Locals can now share their passions and connect with guests from around the world while earning money
Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, has launched Experiences across Malaysia as part of its continuous commitment to empower Malaysia’s tourism entrepreneurs and strengthen local communities.
As tourism continues to grow rapidly in Malaysia with a 99% year-on-year growth in guest arrivals, Airbnb sees the increasing importance of promoting sustainable travel. Through Experiences, Airbnb empowers individuals with a passion or skill have the chance to incubate new business ideas and start new businesses with little to no overhead, earn extra income, and market to Airbnb’s community. In turn, these inspiring locals provide unique and authentic experiences to their guests.
“We are excited to support a new wave of entrepreneurs in the local community and as the travel industry continues to grow, Airbnb promotes tourism that is local, authentic, diverse, inclusive, and sustainable. Malaysians are creative and passionate entrepreneurs, and Airbnb Experiences are a great way to unleash economic opportunity for people to monetise their passions and talents. Our greatest assets are time and potential and Experiences is a way to unlock that,” says Parin Mehta, Director of Airbnb Experiences, Asia Pacific.
Experiences immerse travellers in local communities around the world by offering curated, one-of-a-kind activities that are handcrafted and led by local experts. In Malaysia, Airbnb Experiences were first launched in Kuala Lumpur in March 2018. To date, there are over 120 Experiences available in the country.
Individuals in Malaysia who are keen to host an Experience on Airbnb can sign up here: https://www.airbnb.com/host/experiences